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Over $1M Found in Australian Storage Locker

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In this day and age, news stories related to the Self-Storage industry are generally macabre and crime-ridden. Many criminals see storage facilities as the perfect place to store stolen good, drugs, cash, weapons, child pornography and even bodies. The upside of encountering these reports, however, is that the culprits are being apprehended and charged for their crimes. Self-Storage companies often boast about the security of their facilities, often displaying the view of their multiple security cameras from behind their reception desk. It’s curious then, just how many criminals think they’re going to get away with their nefarious plots when they’re obviously having their every move recorded. In this particular case of criminal activity behind the gates of a storage facility, one individual’s crimes were vast and numerous and the storage unit full of $1,000,000 cash was just one aspect of his overall crimes. Aside from the money stashed away in small bags, authorities discovered a sawed-off shotgun. Not content to regulate his criminal activity to the storage unit he purchased, the culprit’s home would prove quite interesting and fruitful to the investigating agents. Inside the dwelling in South Brisbane, Australia were steroids, several kilograms of either speed or cocaine, a taser and a semi-automatic handgun. This whole ordeal was uncovered when the man tried to dodge a traffic checkpoint , when police caught up with him he was discovered to be carrying a knife and fifty grams of what authorities concluded was either speed or “Crystal” meth. While stories such as these seem far-fetched and torn from the pages of a 1980’s crime novel, each new day brings to light further atrocities and crimes being committed with the aid of a storage locker. Perhaps this deluge of information will bring to light to the fact that storage facilities are equipped with the technology to catch active criminals and will discourage similar knaves from attempting to mask their crimes at self storage facilities.

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